BOTANY HOUSE 2
A freestanding timber house in Botany was substantially modified by adding an upper storey and creating an open plan living area downstairs. Three bedrooms, a bathroom and roof storage were added upstairs. The front two rooms remained substantially unaltered downstairs, with a study, living/dining/kitchen, bathroom and laundry being created toward the sunny rear yard. Exposed floor joists and dramatically dark timber flooring feature in the new open plan area. A sloping pergola shelters the main access to the rear yard.
An industrial building in the rear yard was converted to a workshop, by raising the roof height, adding a mezzanine with areas of glass flooring and replacing the stair with a BCA compliant stair. Tilt up glazed industrial doors replace the existing roller shutters. An industrial aesthetic was maintained in the workshop, which is now operating as a distillery.
Approval for this renovation was obtained from Botany Council in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. The project was tendered and the building contracts administered by Dunn Architects.